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Wednesday, June 15, 2016 in My Opinions and Rantings (Views: 1272)
One thing that social media is good for is learning things, new things daily. This morning when I woke up, I had no idea who Milo Yiannopoulos is, and today it's become viral, all over my news and emails.

For those who have no idea who he is, as I didn't, Milo is a British Journalist and business owner. He is the Technology Editor for breitbart.com. He is also gay and conservative - obviously he doesn't fit stereotypes well.

So, why the big deal about him? His account was suspended from Twitter in a well planned silencing move ahead of a press conference he would hold outside the Pulse dance club in Orlando. He has made many comments demonising radical islam. He has also slammed left wing people for choosing murderous islam over gays.

See what happens when you bend over backwards for too many special interests?

But it does seem interesting - how Facebook and Twitter are censoring people in the spirit of the Nazis and North Koreans. Let's not forget China and the "Tiananmen Square protests of 1989" that never happened (for those of us alive to remember).

The simple truth is - Facebook and Twitter are private businesses, private entities who are supposedly in business to promote "free ideas", and to provide a medium to do so. Because it's privately owned, they do have a right to control its own content and what people post. I don't think it's a smart idea to just censor and suspend people, but will Twitter survive this? Of course. What if you believe that Twitter is the second coming of the Nazis and want an alternative that doesn't pull left? You can simply find your own that doesn't, or create your own. One other thing to consider, if Twitter pulls left and another service pulls right, there is another divide and another blow to the "free exchange of ideas".

There is obviously a pattern to squeeze out people who don't agree with what Facebook and Twitter are trying to push.
  • Islam critic Pamela Geller was suspended on Facebook.

  • A game developer who called for the surveillance of radical mosques was suspended on Twitter

  • Masses of users discussing the shooting were censored on Reddit

  • Jim Hoft, aka “The Gateway Pundit,” another gay conservative activists who recently called on LGBT people to acknowledge the homophobia of Islam and “come home to the Republican party,” was suspended on YouTube


  • So, the stage is definitely being set. There is no clear reason why Milo was suspended, but it is quite the coincidence that days after his bashing of islamic culture - especially after the shootings.

    It also doesn't help to have elected an alleged muslim or at least muslim sympathizer to condemn that guns killed people, not a gay radical muslim. Hmmmm, gay and muslim - throw in hypocrite while we're at it.

    Some of the comments made about suspending Milo's account on Twitter:
    Can someone explain to me why Twitter suspended Milo Yiannopoulos? Was there a specific provocation or is Twitter just being fascist again?

    Wait, they've banned Milo Yiannopoulos? Ahaha, this place is having a meltdown. Welcome to the beginning of the end. Ridiculous.

    So, let me get this straight. Milo Yiannopoulos has had his twitter account suspended...yet there are still active ISIS users on here. Ok.

    ATTENTION: @Twitter has suspended gay reporter Milo Yiannopoulos (@Nero) after he tweeted against Muslim hatred of homosexuals.#FreeMilo

    Twitter, in the spirit of East Germany and N Korea, just banned Milo Yiannopoulos @Nero account. #Milo #censorship


    So, after all the backlash and the following meltdown at Twitter, his account has been restored. He simply wrote "I'm back". Then, a later message stated:
    I've lost tens of thousands of followers -- not sure if database issue or Twitter shenanigans. Make sure you're still following me!

    Censorship gone wild? You make the call.

     

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